Apple may be one of the only major hardware manufacturers in 2023 to adopt the newer, more advanced 3nm process technology, as Qualcomm and MediaTek are unclear on whether the newer process is worth it.
According to a report before DigiTimesAnd Qualcomm and MediaTek, two of the largest chipmakers, are still not sure if they want to follow in Apple’s footsteps and start producing 3nm chips in 2023. The chipmakers are said to be hesitant in light of the “unclear sales outlook for Android devices.”
However, Qualcomm and MediaTek haven’t made a clear decision on whether to join the 3nm camp this year, though they hope to catch up with Apple’s process upgrade for leading mobile SoCs, the sources continued.
The sources stressed that the uncertain market outlook for non-Apple phones and the cost of 3nm manufacturing already exceeding $20,000 per chip are likely to prevent both AP specialists from launching 3nm SoCs later in the year.
The report notes that both Qualcomm and MediaTek are “caught in a dilemma of whether to follow Apple’s upgrade process in 2023.” Qualcomm specifically provides chips for many of its flagship Android phones, including Samsung phones. The report notes that Qualcomm may have no choice but to adopt 3nm process technology if Samsung wants to “face competition from Apple in the flagship phone market.”
It is widely expected that Apple will adopt TSMC’s 3nm chip process technology as it comes m 2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets, powering the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. The A17 Bionic chip of iPhone 15 It is also expected that both the Pro and the “iPhone 15 Ultra” will be based on the 3-nanometer process technology. Mass production of TSMC’s 3nm chips already startedahead of when we expect to announce updated MacBook Pro models in the coming months.
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